10 Jun 2013

Mount Tarawera: If we have to die, let us die at home

From Clips

Sophia Hinerangi of Ngati Ruanui was the famous tour guide who lead thousands of visitors to the Pink and White Terraces on the edge of Lake Tarawera. Eleven days earlier, she had noticed a difference in the waters of the lake and also famously claimed to have seen a waka wairua or phantom canoe. As a result of these ominous signs, Guide Sophia predicted an end to guiding on the lake You can hear more about Sophia Hinerangi, also known Te Paea, the waka wairua and the eruption in 'And There Was A Great Darkness", a Spectrum programme from 1975.